Husbandman



[huhz-buh nd-muh n] /ˈhʌz bənd mən/

noun, plural husbandmen.
1.
a farmer.
/ˈhʌzbəndmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
a farmer

c.1300, “head of a family;” early 14c., “tiller of the soil,” from husband (n.) + man (n.).

one whose business it is to cultivate the ground. It was one of the first occupations, and was esteemed most honourable (Gen. 9:20; 26:12, 14; 37:7, etc.). All the Hebrews, except those engaged in religious services, were husbandmen. (See AGRICULTURE.)

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